When Robin told me she and Peter were going to be grandparents my heart soared. Robin, Garnet and I met at our first jobs – right out of college – at M.S. Management. Of we three musketettes, Robin is the one that could obtain that “grand” moniker and in June of this year, this little bundle of Eme came into their lives.
Robin and Garnet are such wonderful friends. We’ve know each other for a long time and have been through a lot of life together … shopping center conventions in Las Vegas, Chicago, Orlando; the rare three-girl weekends; losing parents and welcoming babies as well as sharing so many other family joys and sorrows. We have laughed until we cried or peed or both. I can’t imagine my life without them.
When we learned their new baby would be a girl, I was determined to make something sweet. I happened to be visiting my brother and his wife in Normal, IL when I got the bug to find a yarn shop. The owner of Ewe Knit on Main Street (unfortunately no longer in business when Diana and I stopped by in August) helped me find a Theresa Gaffey design called Baby’s First Sweater. I’ve knitted scarves, shawls, ponchos and even socks but nothing with sleeves and buttonholes so it could have also been called Aunt Kris’s First Sweater.
This was such a labor of love. But as you knitters know, that’s the nature of this craft. Every stitch is handmade. I can’t tell you how delighted I am to have my first sweater wrapped around Robin’s granddaughter, Eme. Recently I was delighted to find out my brother is going to be a “grand.” Don’t tell Lindsey, but there is some sheep’s clothing in her baby’s future 🙂